Last April 24th, the ambassadors of Spain and ten Latin American countries in Belgium read pieces of the book One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. It took place in the Instituto Cervantes in Brussels, in a celebration of the Spanish Day of the Book. The Secretary General of the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg, María Catalán, participated in the event.
The event was organized by the embassies of Spain and Colombia, and all the attendees were given books and roses, like in the Catalan tradition of Sant Jordi.
Besides the Spanish Ambassador, Cecilia Yuste, and the one in Colombia, Rodrigo Rivera, the Ambassadors from Peru, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia, between others, read different parts of the book.
Yuste remarked the excelent collaboration of Latin American embassies on the promotion of Spanish language. “Spanish is something in common we have to celebrate with all Latin American embassies and we always find a kind welcome in them”, she underlined.
Source: Agencia EFE